A Weekend Derby!!

In 2021 the LVVA Ice Fishing Derby went virtual! We had a huge success letting fishermen fish all night! Download the FishDonkey App and look us up. In 2022 we’ll be running the derby the same way!!

The 2022 derby with will be on January 28-29, 2022. We will have a 1pm start time on the 28th and an end time of 3pm on the 29th.

*Bad ice date is February 18-19, same times.

All the rules of the derby will be in the FishDonkey App. The App automatically culls fish for you.

  • All fish must be caught on Bang’s Lake only. The FishDonkey App takes the photo, it is timestamped and GPS tells us your location.
  • Entrants must have valid Illinois fishing license.
  • As per ILDNR rules, this is a catch and release derby.
  • Fish will be judged by length only in 5 fish species categories, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, and Perch.
  • The Organizers of LVVA retain the right to amend or insert rules up until the event.
  • Wauconda shanty fees are waived for the entire weekend if entered in the derby.
  • Snowmobiles must be registered and insured as per IL law.
  • ATV/UTV must be insured as per IL law.
  • Have fun and be safe!!

*Donate to TLS Veterans Outdoors Here

Disclaimer: You agree to hold harmless the owners of this property, its agents and employees, LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, its participants, volunteers, and organizers from any and all liabilities, damage, claims, suits, judgments, cost and expense arising out of any loss, damage, injury, or death to persons, property, or vehicles.

Porto-potties onsite donated by Prairie Land Disposal